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Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm EST
leaders over islands claim by both countries. he'll also visit china and south korea. that's your look at our top stories. "inside story" is next. >> healthcare.gov fixes appear to be working, but questions and challenges remain. i'm ray sa suarez and that's the "inside story." ♪ >> president obama says the healthcare.gov website is significantly improved. the administration said the site can now handle 50,000 people at once and 800,000 users a day. that's on the could called front end as people browse the site. but the back end is still a work in progress. that's where the real business is as insurance companies and the federal government share info and you finish your purchase. on this edition of inside story we're going give the affordable care act and online exchanges a checkup with the deadlines approaching fast. the obama administration says the ailing website healthcare.gov is on the mend, and close to being cured of the bugs and glitches that had the president himself apologizing. >> what i'm going to do is make sure that we get it fixed. >> this weekend was president obam
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am EST
china sea. later in the week, biden heads to south korea where he is scheduled to visit the demilitarized zone between north and south korea. it has been over two months since the debut of health care.gov. the obama administration said it is working better and faster, but not perfect. tracie potts has more on what happens next. >> i will make sure we get it fixed. >> the obama administration said they met their deadline. 50,000 people can use the website at the same time. 800,000 a day. most of the time with just 1% getting error messages. >> it is working reasonably well. >> while the front door may be open, the backdoor calculating payments for insurance companies is a mess. >> the information coming out to the insurance companies is still garbage. it's undecipherable. >> they are working around it instead of solving it. >> still concerns about whether all that personal information is secure. >> i don't care if you are for or against it, republican or democrat, we should not tolerate the sheer level of incompetence scouring the site. >> yes, there no problems. let's wo
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
up in 2014 in states that mitt romney won in 2012. that includes open seats in west virginia, south dakota and montana. not surprisingly, the states are home to four of the most vulnerable in the senate. one republican held seat is up for grabs in a state that president obama won last year. that seat belongs to maine's susan collins. it is likely seasonate overall will get more conservative? why? there will be more conservative republicans to replace less conservative republicans. they are facing a tea party challenge. if he doesn't run, you know it's a more conservative member replacing him. they will likely replace the senate and of the rothenburg report. the national editor of the report and a fellow at the university of chicago's institute of politics. aim, since you are not on set, i will start with you. let's start withed that cau edt. seventh terms are surprisingly tricky. it is amazing those that attempt seventh temps, a lot of things get in the way and becomes the toughest of reelection battles. >> a couple of things going o he doesn't look like a guy interested in running.
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Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
is looking to ease tensions. he will make stops in china and south korea. >> after nearly two months of harsh criticism, the obama administration says healthcare.gov is now ready for its next big test. >> the obama administration met its deadline over the weekend and now says the site works more than 90% of the time. that's up significantly from 40% when it was launched two months ago. >> the bottom line, healthcare.gov on december 1 is night and day from where it was on october 1. >> that's president obama's special advisor in charge of fixing the website that was originally bogged down with with hundreds of bugs. the white house says dramatic progress has been made with the site now performing with private sector like velocity. the site now has a lower error rate and capacity to handle 50,000 visitors at once. if it's too busy, there is now a virtual waiting room that will email you when it's less crowded. democrats say the new report shows the administration hit the big benchmarks. >> 50,000 people at one time, 800,000 people a day. look, this is going to take sometime before it's up and k
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, bum - bum - bum - bum♪ the obama website is working better tan ever after a self imposed deadline to fix the south by this weekend. is that really the case? what does it all mean? dr. sanjay gupta is looking into this. sanjay, they say it is working. they say it is night and day how discuss it work for you? >> there is a little hiccup. we are trying it ours, we got an error message, it worked quickly better than the beginning of october. as you say the white house is bullish on this, it seems to be working well, much better than a couple noneths ago. before it seemed to be a few hundred. it seems to be working a lot faster as well. one issue, though, this is an important one is ultimately a sign up on this website. then that information guess to insurance companies and those insurance companies take it and that's how you basically get your health care insurance. there seems to be some problems with the information actually getting to those insurance companies. sometimes they're getting duplicate copies of the application. sometimes they're not getting it at all t. situation you wa
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to send a powerful signal, the obama administration, to china and north korea. if you send a lower level person out there, that signal is going to be missed. they understand when the vice president tells the japanese, south koreans, hey, this is what's going on and then he goes and meets with the chinese, that has a much more powerful impact. >> how about flying the b-52s over? that sent a very strong signal as well. >> you also want to send a strong message to north korea right now. >> we need a northwest pacific treaty organization that has memberships including taiwan that is able to act coherently as an alliance with the united states not having to be the point of contact every time. we need collective security, not -- >> don't forget, this administration's foreign policy has been the pivot to asia. this has been their, you know, number one priority until it wasn't, right? >> right. >> i think it behooves the vice president to go over there -- >> thepivoting to asia means it the end of the cold war, the soviet union is not our biggest single foreign policy challenge. it is china. it'